Apply now for the 2019-20 Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Friday, June 07, 2019 8:00 AM

The Academic Senate is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Doctoral Student Travel Grant. The grants are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis each fiscal year. Applicants must be doctoral students and have advanced to candidacy, or if Master of Fine Arts students, must be in their second year and be in candidacy prior to travel.


The funding for the 2019-20 Doctoral Student Travel Grant is split into two equal pools:

  • Conference travel between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
  • Conference travel between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020


Within each pool, the funding is divided between the divisions and schools housing our graduate programs. The allocation for each division/school is based upon its headcount of graduate student enrollment.

  • Bren School for Environmental Science and Management
  • College of Engineering
  • Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Letters and Science
  • Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, College of Letters and Science
  • Division of Social Sciences, College of Letters and Science
  • Gevirtz Graduate School of Education


The Graduate Council has put these guidelines in place to help ensure that the grant funding will be distributed equally among students attending conferences at the beginning and the end of the year, and among the various disciplines.

Applications will be accepted for each pool until the funds are expended for respective divisions/schools.


Please visit the Academic Senate Grants web page.